Artist Trust Grant

19 May


Application Deadline: June 12, 2009

Artists practicing in Craft Arts, Literary Arts, Media Arts, and Music Arts in Washington State are eligible to apply for the Artist Trust/Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship Program. This program recognizes practicing professional artists of exceptional talent and demonstrated ability, acknowledging an artist’s creative excellence and accomplishment, professional achievement, and continuing dedication to their artistic discipline.

The total award amount is $7,500. $7,000 is unrestricted; $500 is payable to artists upon completion of a Meet the Artist event. Meet the Artist is an event conducted by the recipient in a community that has little or no access to the artist and their work. For the past 22 years, Artist Trust Fellows have conducted events at schools and communities around Washington, thus enriching community life throughout the state.

Applicants must apply online by visiting Applicants must be 18 years of age or older by application deadline date; a generative artist; and a resident of Washington State at the time of application and when the award is granted. Applicants may not be a graduate or undergraduate matriculated student enrolled in any degree program by June 30. A complete guide to the Fellowship Application can be accessed at Artists are encouraged to attend grantwriting and professional development workshops offered to artists around the state; visit for more information.

The Artist Trust/WSAC Fellowship Program makes annual awards to artists working in eight disciplines. In 2009 (and odd-numbered years), 21 individual, generative artists who work in Craft Arts, Literary Arts, Media Arts, and Music Arts receive Fellowships; in even-numbered years, Fellowships are awarded to artists working in Emerging & Cross-Disciplinary Arts, Performing Arts, Traditional & Folk Arts, and Visual Arts.

The application deadline is June 12, 2009. Artist Trust members receive application guidelines by e-mail. All artists can receive the guidelines at or by mailing a business sized, self-addressed stamped envelope to: 2009 Fellowship Application, Artist Trust, 1835 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122.


Contact: Monica Miller, Director of Programs; 206/467-8734 x10; toll free 1/866/218-7878

Since 1987, Artist Trust has awarded $1,977,000 to 351 artists through the Fellowship Program. Artist Trust is a not-for-profit organization whose sole mission is to support and encourage individual artists working in all disciplines in order to enrich community life throughout Washington State. Find out more at

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